The Christmas light shows in Seoul are so amazing and amazing that they provide a real Christmas mood despite the lack of carols.
Celebrating Christmas can be lonely for many of us, especially for those far from home. Many of us also spend Christmas without a home due to hurricanes, fires, or tsunamis. It’s sad, isn’t it? But when we see even a small glimpse of the Christmas light, we feel happy and think that one day we will be home. It is also a light that gives us hope that after the storm we will have a brighter day.
Although it is a silent Christmas here in Seoul, companies and the government have also prepared something to at least celebrate the holiday. My recent post, 5 Ways on How to Get in the Christmas Mood in Korea in 2021, includes light screen hunting. So let’s see how amazing Seoul can be during Christmas.
Where can you find Christmas light displays in Seoul
Starfield Library, COEX
The largest library in Seoul located in COEX also put up a huge white Christmas tree that gives a bright and shining color. It’s actually near the Hyundai Trade Center branch which is why I can take pictures of both the H-Village and the library.
Tabuk: Gangnam-gu, Samseong-dong, Yeongdong-daero, 513 Starfield COEX Mall B1
How to get here?: Samseong Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 6
Hyundai department store chose the H-Village theme where you can see a small white house with ornaments inside and surrounded by Christmas trees. They have the show in Apgujeong and COEX. Although the Pangyo branch is located in Gyeonggi-do, many people still visit the Christmas light show there.
Tabuk: 517 Tehran-ro, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Samseong Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 5
the whole world
We all know Lotte World is one of the most visited attractions in Seoul. It consists of an indoor amusement park and an outdoor amusement park known as Magic Island. There are different types of fun games and activities for all family and friends.
This year, Lotte World launched its own Christmas Show ‘winter miracleWhich lights up and displays from November 26 to December 31.
Tabuk: 240 Olympic Row, Songpa-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 4
Lotte World Mall
Lotte World Mall has a Little Cloud Big Wishes theme but there is also another display that you can see just like the seasonal staircase on the 5th floor. I called it seasonal because the management changes the design depending on the season and year. This year, it was like a white Christmas.
Also, there is a “CHANEL N°5 X ICE RINK” where you can skate until January 16, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM for 12,000 won.
Tabuk: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 4, 3
Lotte Store, Myeongdong
View Lotte Store in Myeongdong Big little cloud wishes Christmas decorations outside the building. It’s near Shinsegae department store and that’s why these two get so many visitors every day.
Tabuk: 81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Euljiro Station 1 (il) -ga (Subway Line 2), Exit 7
IFC Mall theme is so cute because of Santa Claus who is busy making Santa hat. Besides, the center has also prepared a lightning display outside the building that lights up during the night.
Tabuk: 10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Yeouido Station (subway line 5 or 9), Exit 3
Times Square Mall
Times Square Mall is located in Yeongdeungpo and has a huge Christmas tree and holds ‘Utopia Holidays‘ Trait. Honestly, I did not visit Times Square Center because according to my friend he has a long queue every day, so it is not possible to take a picture and leave.
Tabuk: 15, Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Yeongdeungpo Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 4
Shinsegae Department Store in Myeongdong is one of the most exciting Christmas lighting show in Seoul where you can see a lot of people taking photos and videos near the mall. the magical holiday The show will run until January 21, 2022, from 5:30 pm until 12:00 midnight.
Tabuk: 63, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Hoehyeon Station (Subway Line 4) Exit 7
Myeongdong Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 6 or 5
Seoul Plaza also has a tall Christmas tree with a cross on top of it near the I SEOUL U logo. It’s simple but of course still gives a special meaning to everyone. I took a picture and the lights weren’t noticeable yet because we arrived earlier than we expected. That’s why I use some photo tricks to make it prettier.
Tabuk: 110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: City Hall Station (Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 5
Every year, the Seoul city government also has its own Christmas parade in Cheonggyecheon Stream, but because of the aura, they only used a small space. Reservations before the visit are a must although entry is free.
The lightning starts at 6:00 PM and will continue to watch until December 31, 2021.
Tabuk: 1 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 5
The luminous roses of Myeongdong Cathedral are admired by visitors during the Christmas season. The best place to take pictures of the cathedral is to visit the rooftop of Molto Café.
Address: 74 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here?: Myeongdong Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 6, 7, 8
Myeongdong Light Festival
Trees in Myeongdong are decorated with Christmas lights and there is a huge Christmas tree in front of Myeongdong Theater. The Light Festival is simple, light and honest. Although Myeongdong is full of lights, it has lost its sparks since the epidemic. Before we had Corona, Myeongdong was one of the busiest places in Seoul from day to evening. It is the shopping district of Seoul and many tourists stay near Myeongdong because it can be accessed through subway stations and lots of restaurants and shopping stores. But now, I feel very lonely. I really hope this pandemic ends soon so we can get back to the things we used to do like travel.
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